17/02/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

1/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
6'/183cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I found the whole experience with the coil really painful. When it was put in I spent a whole weekend with cramps and then my periods were so heavy and painful – like I was 16 again! I loved the idea of no hormones after being on the pill for over 10 years but i just could not cope with the pain!

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I went back onto the pill and everything returned to normal, my periods became lighter with a lot less cramps

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